Cooking the Books

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By Liz Perera, Sierra Club The Clean Power Plan protects the health of all Americans. Now that a date for its repeal has been officially announced, we are also learning about the crooked strategy this administration has employed to demolish this common-sense policy. Last week, Politico reported...
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Why We Need the Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change

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By Rhea Suh, Natural Resources Defense Council After three straight years of record-breaking heat, a devastating trio of hurricanes, and the costliest wildfire season ever, you’d think now might be a good time to step up commonsense national action to fight the growing perils and soaring costs...
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Trump Administration Turns Its Back on Broad, Bipartisan Support for the Clean Power Plan

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By Grace McRae, Sierra Club The Trump administration’s decision to dismantle the Clean Power Plan is as wrong as it is unpopular. Earlier today, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt officially announced that he will sign an order to gut the Clean Power Plan (CPP) tomorrow, October 10. As the...
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Scott Pruitt’s Cynical Move to Rescind the Clean Power Plan

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By Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists Tomorrow, the EPA is expected to take a first formal step in repealing the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a regulation designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by approximately 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030....
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Trump’s Dirty Power Plan: Another Repeal and Replace Scam

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By David Doniger, Natural Resources Defense Council Speaking on FOX News from Hazard, Kentucky, as the season’s fourth hurricane still pummels the southeast, EPA chief Scott Pruitt said that tomorrow he will propose to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the landmark Obama-era regulation to cut the...
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Do Not Pass Go! Public Citizen Demands Accountability From Equifax and Wells Fargo at Congressional Hearings

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By Remington Gregg, Public Citizen Some call him Monopoly Man. Others know him as Rich Uncle Pennybags. This week, the familiar figure was front and center both on Capitol Hill and across social media, personifying corporate greed and excess as the CEO of Wells Fargo and Equifax’s former chief...
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As Pruitt Abandons Climate Progress at EPA, RGGI Moves Ahead

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By Bruce Ho, Natural Resources Defense Council EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan – a federal rule requiring power plants to clean up their carbon pollution – threatens to sicken and kill tens of thousands of Americans and put millions more at risk from...
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Fracking Rule Rollback Threatens Public Lands

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By Briana Mordick, Natural Resources Defense Council The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to roll back rules for fracking on federal land, in yet another example of the Trump administration’s efforts to wipe out safeguards protecting the environment and human health from fossil fuel...
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Much to Grouse About: Interior Department Calls for Changes That Could Threaten Sage Grouse Protection

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By Charise Johnson, Union of Concerned Scientists That the current administration places very little value on the merit of robust scientific evidence when considering its actions (or inactions) is no longer shocking, but it remains an intolerable practice. In this week’s episode of “How is the...
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We’re Suing the Trump Administration for Delaying Protections Against Methane. Again.

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By Jessica Knoblauch, Earthjustice Editor’s note 10/5/17: The Trump administration’s repeated attempts to nix new rules that would curb climate emissions, improve air quality and bring millions of dollars into the public coffers has suffered another blow. On Tuesday, the U.S. District...
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EPA Is Failing to Address Pollution From Neighboring States

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to take it easy on his fossil fuel friends – this time ignoring a request by Maryland to address smog pollution coming from 19 upwind coal plants. The pollution is coming from coal plants that have...
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Reopening Clean Car Standards Is Harmful and Unjustified

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By Luke Tonachel, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. EPA announced that it is reconsidering landmark clean car standards that were poised to provide deep reductions in carbon pollution and save consumers $92 billion at the pump. The agency determined in January (during the Obama...
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